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Victorian Literature and Culture
Book History • Digital Humanities


Thank you for visiting! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. My research stitches together questions from media studies, book history, gender studies, and Victorian criticism. In particular, I question the dominant depictions of women’s reading throughout the nineteenth century. Through analyses of the material values embedded in the texts women accessed and shared and the reading communities in which they participated, I expand ways of understanding women’s agency as readers and participants within the book circuit.

Contact me at elshand@live.unc.edu.